Starbucks launches vegan whipped topping for the PSL – and red cups are coming

Yes I'm already excited for Christmas...

4w ago


Every year, there are a few important dates that always go in the diary.

Your birthday, Christmas… the launch date of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte... aaaand the launch of Starbucks red cups (like the John Lewis advert, one of the official signs that Christmas is on the way. Amirite?)

It’s not just a drink, the PSL is a lifestyle. All you need is some crunchy leaves, chunky knitwear, a scarf – and your Starbs cup. Oh, and you need to post a pic featuring all the above to Insta.

This year, not only is the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte available as a vegan version, Starbucks has launched vegan whipped topping, so you can complete the #PSLifestyle look, even if you’re vegan.

The vegan version apparently keeps all the authentic flavours of the original, combining espresso roast with a spicy pumpkin base – featuring notes of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. The vegan whipped topping has been created by Alpro, and has a silky texture with a vanilla twist.

Believe it or not, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte was launched all the way back in 2003. Over the years we’ve seen a pumpkin spice frap, for those that don’t feel the chill, whatever the weather, and the vegan version (minus that whip) in 2018.

And once we’ve got all that Halloween/pumpkin spice fun out the way, you know what’s next. Oh yes, it’s the Christmas countdown.

I discovered the other day there’s an entire website dedicated to the Starbucks red cup countdown…


As of today, we’ve got just 40 days to wait until the red cups come out.

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Comments (5)

  • I do enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Latte... I'll have to give the vegan one a go and see how close they made it to the original. As for the red cup... Christmas is my favorite holiday. So I always welcome any signs of its coming. And the way this year has been... I won't even be mad when the stores start bringing out Christmas stuff early! ⛄🎄🦌

      29 days ago
    • Make sure you report back if I don't get in there first! And ME TOO... it's just the best. I hope this year can be enjoyable for everyone, even if things do have to be a bit different 😞. But for now, we've got pumpkin spice everything to keep us...

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        29 days ago
  • It's still over 100 degrees here and pumpkin spiced everything has invaded. The iced pumpkin spiced latte just dosen't work maybe vegan topping will help.

      29 days ago
    • Blimey that's WARM. Yes, frappucino only for you! Worth a try definitely...!

        29 days ago
  • Nope, no bux for me, uck...even the pumpkin pale ale at work was yucky...i will stick to pie and my own brew ☕️ cups? Who cares...they end up in the trash anyway, try a reusable 🌎

      25 days ago